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October 21, 2015

Land a "Wicked Smaht" Scholarship to Launch Academy

We here at VentureFizz are all about the tech community here in Boston and love to help spread and move the ecosystem forward in any way possible. Sometimes the best way to do that is to partner up with other amazing people and organizations in the community who can help make a big difference. And that’s exactly what we’re doing today! 

We are proud to announce that we’ve partnered with Launch Academy, Boston’s immersive education program for software developers, to offer up a Full-Ride Scholarship to attend their Spring 2016 Cohort! That’s a value of $15,500!! 

Knowing our readers are super career focused and Boston’s top tech companies are here looking for the best tech talent, what better way to close that gap then to provide a life-changing opportunity for someone to change their career. 

"We’re excited to give back to the city which gave us our start,” said Launch Academy Co-Founder & COO, Evan Charles. “Boston’s technology community has embraced our efforts since the inception of our learn-to-code program. We're fortunate to have started in a such a forward thinking city.” 

      Launch Academy

So, what is this wicked smaht scholarship, dubbed "Innovating Boston Coding Scholarship,” to Launch Academy all about? 

As you may have noticed from them name, the scholarship theme, while not confined to Massachusetts residents, is all about Boston. Launch Academy wants to know:
How can we make Boston the national leader in coding education? 

Applicants need to provide a 500-word essay that outlines the path to make Boston the national leader in coding education. 

The best essay will receive a full tuition to Launch Academy to learn to be a Full Stack programmer. Runner up will receive a gift card to Dunks, because nothing else could be more Boston. 

Here are the nitty-gritty details you need to know: 

WINNING:
Your submission will be selected on the criteria of:
- Solution to the Problem
- Ease of Implementation
- Success on Your Launch Academy Interview 

Submissions Requirements:
Scholarship applicants will provide a 500 word essay that outlines the path to make Boston the national leader in coding education
Applicant must complete an application and conduct a Google Hangout interview   

Key Dates:
- Scholarship Application Period Opens: 10/19/15
- Scholarship Application Period Closes: 12/10/15
- Scholarship Winner Announcement: 12/16/15

Cohort Start
- 1/4/16 Ignition Start: 8-week part-time virtual collaborative pre-work with your fellow cohort members including access to Launch Academy engineering staff
- 2/22/16 On-Premise Start: 10-week on-premise program in Boston
Cohort End: 4/29/16 

The most important rule is that you are entering this contest with the explicit intent to become a web developer by attending Launch Academy. This is the beginning of the path towards an exciting, life-changing event. That path starts with this contest and your submission of a complete application to attend Launch Academy. The complete application includes a Google Hangout interview. 

Listen, learning to code is hard and if you’ve been thinking about getting into software development, but not sure where to start, Launch Academy is your answer. So what better way to take that leap than on someone else’s dime?? 

You have until December 10th to get your essay in, but don’t hesitate! Do you want this? Get on it today and blow us away with your solution to making Boston the national leader in coding education! Charles is ready to be hear your solutions and welcome a new student to Launch Academy: 

"There's never been a better time to learn to code and to change careers.  The knowledge economy is ripe for new talent and the VentureFizz Scholarship provides a rare opportunity for someone to create a new beginning for themselves professionally.”

     Launch Academy

Josh Boyle is Director of Community & Marketing, VentureFizz.  You can follow him on Twitter @jb_sid
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